Trevor Nunn Biography (1940-)

Full name, Trevor Robert Nunn; born January 14, 1940, in Ipswich, East Anglia, England; son of Robert Alexander (a cabinetmaker) and Dorothy May (maiden name, Piper) Nunn; married Janet Suzman (an actress), 1969 (divorced, 1986); married Sharon Lee Hill, 1986 (divorced, 1991); married Imogen Stubbs (an actress), 1994; children: (first marriage) Joshua; (second marriage) two daughters; (third marriage) Ellie, Jesse. Addresses: Office: Royal National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, writer
Birth Details
January 14, 1940
Ipswich, East Anglia, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Director
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, England, between 1962 and 1965
  • A View from the Bridge, Belgrade Theatre, between 1962 and 1965
  • Peer Gynt, Belgrade Theatre, between 1962 and 1968
  • The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew (for children), Royal ShakespeareCompany, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1965
  • The Revenger's Tragedy, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1965, revived at Aldwych Theatre, 1969
  • Henry V, Aldwych Theatre, 1965
  • Tango, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1966
  • Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1966
  • The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1967, then Aldwych Theatre
  • The Relapse, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1967-1968
  • King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1968
  • Much Ado about Nothing, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, both 1968
  • The Winter's Tale, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, both 1969
  • Henry VIII, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1969
  • Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1970
  • Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre,1972, then Aldwych Theatre, 1973
  • Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1972, then Aldwych Theatre, 1973
  • Antony and Cleopatra, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal ShakespeareTheatre, 1972, then Aldwych Theatre, 1973
  • Titus Andronicus, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1972, then Aldwych Theatre, 1973
  • Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1974
  • Hedda Gabler, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1975
  • Romeo and Juliet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1976
  • (With others) The Winter's Tale, Royal Shakespeare Company, RoyalShakespeare Theatre, 1976
  • (With others) King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, both 1976
  • Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then Other Place Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, both 1976, later Young Vic Theatre, London, 1978
  • As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, both 1977
  • The Alchemist, Royal Shakespeare Company, Other Place Theatre, 1977, then Aldwych Theatre, 1978
  • Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Royal Shakespeare Company, Festival Hall, London, 1977, then Mermaid Theatre, London, 1978
  • Three Sisters, Other Place Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, both 1978, later Warehouse Theatre, London, 1979
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, both 1979
  • Once in a Lifetime, Aldwych Theatre, 1979, then Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1980
  • Juno and the Paycock, Aldwych Theatre, 1980
  • (With John Caird) The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1980, then Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, then Aldwych Theatre, both 1982
  • All's Well That Ends Well, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, 1982, then Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1982 later Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • (With Caird) Peter Pan, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, 1982, revived, 1984-1985
  • (With Caird) The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1985, then Broadhurst Theatre, 1986
  • Fair Maid of the West, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1986, then Mermaid Theatre, 1987
  • Othello, Royal Shakespeare Company, Other Place Theatre, 1989, then Young Vic Theatre, 1989
  • Timon of Athens, Young Vic Theatre, 1991
  • Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, Other Place Theatre, 1991, then Young Vic Theatre, 1992
  • Heartbreak House, Haymarket Theatre Royal, London, 1992
  • Arcadia, Royal National Theatre, London, 1993, then Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • An Enemy of the People, Olivier Theatre, London, 1996, then AerialTheatre, Houston, TX, later Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1998
  • Not about Nightingales, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1996
  • Mutabilitie, Cottesloe Theatre, 1997
  • Betrayal, Royal National Theatre, 1998
  • Not about Nightingales, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1999
  • Closer, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Amy's View, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Summerfolk, Royal National Theatre, 1999
  • Rose, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • The Cherry Orchard, Royal National Theatre, 2000
  • Albert Speer, Royal National Theatre, 2000
  • Copenhagen, Royal Theatre, New York City, 2000-2001
  • The Relapse, Royal National Theatre, 2001
  • Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 2001-
  • Also directed The Merchant of Venice; Troilus and Cressida.
  • Musicals
  • The Comedy of Errors, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal ShakespeareTheatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, then Aldwych Theatre, London, both 1976
  • Cats, New London Theatre, London, 1981, then Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1982-2000
  • Starlight Express, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London, 1984, then Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Les miserables, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 1985, then Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1987-1990, later Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1990-
  • Chess, Prince Edward Theatre, London, 1986, then Imperial Theatre,New York City, 1988
  • Porgy and Bess, Festival Opera Theatre, Glyndebourne, England, 1986, revived, 1987
  • The Baker's Wife, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1989
  • Aspects of Love, Prince of Wales's Theatre, London, 1989, then Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • The Blue Angel, Royal Shakespeare Company, Other Place Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1991, then Globe Theatre, 1992
  • Sunset Blvd., Adelphi Theatre, London, 1993, then Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1994-1995
  • Oklahoma!, Royal National Theatre, London, 1997, then George Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 2002-
  • South Pacific, Royal National Theatre/Olivier, London, 2001
  • My Fair Lady, Royal National Theatre/Lyttelton, London, 2001
  • Also director of the Sydney, Australia, production of Cats.
  • Operas
  • Idomenco, Festival Opera Theatre, Glyndebourne, England, 1982
  • Katya Kabanova, 1994
  • Sophie's Choice, Royal Opera House, London, 2001
  • Stage Artistic Director
  • Richard II, Royal Shakespeare Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music,Brooklyn, NY, 1974
  • Summerfolk, Royal Shakespeare Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music,1975
  • Sherlock Holmes, Royal Shakespeare Company, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Henry V, Royal Shakespeare Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music/Opera House, 1976
  • (With Terry Hands), Much Ado about Nothing, Royal Shakespeare Company, Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Stage Work
  • Major Tours
  • Directed The Taming of the Shrew, British cities; Three Sisters.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Tango, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1966
  • Film Director
  • Hedda, Brut, 1975
  • Lady Jane, Paramount, 1985
  • Twelfth Night; or, What You Will (also known as Twelfth Night), Fine Line, 1996
  • Film Original Stage Director
  • Cats (also known as Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats"), PolyGramFilmed Entertainment, 1998
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • Oklahoma!, BBC, 1999
  • (With Chris Hunt) The Merchant of Venice, BBC2, 2000 then PBS, 2001
  • Specials
  • Antony and Cleopatra, Associated Television, 1974 then ABC, 1975
  • The Comedy of Errors, 1976
  • Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, 1978
  • Macbeth, 1978
  • Three Sisters, 1978
  • Shakespeare Workshops Word of Mouth, 1979
  • (With John Caird) The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (also known as Nicholas Nickleby), Channel 4, 1982
  • The Great Hamlets, 1983
  • The Comedy of Errors (also known as Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors), Arts and Entertainment, 1990
  • Othello, 1990
  • Porgy and Bess (also known as The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), 1993
  • "Les miserables in Concert," Great Performances, PBS, 1996
  • Television Producer
  • Specials
  • Antony and Cleopatra, Associated Television, 1974 then ABC, 1975
  • Macbeth, 1979
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Changing Stages (documentary), BBC and PBS, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Stage Plays
  • The Comedy of Errors (based on the play by William Shakespeare), produced by Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, then Aldwych Theatre, both 1976
  • (With John Caird) Les miserables (based on the novel by Victor Hugo), produced by Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 1985, then Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1987-1990
  • The Fair Maid of the West (based on plays by Thomas Middleton), produced by Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1986,then Mermaid Theatre, London, 1987
  • (With Caird) Peter Pan, or, the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up: A Fantasy in Five Acts (based on the book by J. M. Barrie), published by DramatistsPlay Service (New York City), 1993
  • Stage Lyrics
  • The Comedy of Errors, produced by Royal Shakespeare Company, RoyalShakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, then Aldwych Theater, London, both 1976
  • (With Richard Stilgoe) Additional lyrics, Cats (based on the poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot), produced at New London Theatre, London, 1981, then Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, beginning in 1982
  • Screenplays
  • Hedda (based on the play Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen), Brut, 1975
  • Twelfth Night; or, What You Will (based on the play by William Shakespeare; also known as Twelfth Night), Fine Line, 1996
  • Television Adaptations
  • Specials
  • Shakespeare Workshops Word of Mouth, 1979
  • The Comedy of Errors (based on the play by William Shakespeare; also known as Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors), Arts and Entertainment, 1990
  • Porgy and Bess (also known as The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), 1993
  • Nonfiction
  • Contributor to books, including British Theatre Design: The Modern Age, edited by John Goodwin, foreword by Peter Hall, St. Martin's Press (NewYork City), 1989.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Theatre, Volume 3: Actors, Directors, and Designers, St. James Press, 1996
    • Newsmakers 2000, Issue 2, Gale Group, 2000
    Periodicals
    • New York, September 21, 1981, p. 30
    • People Weekly, October 19, 1981, pp. 139-141
    • Time International, April 20, 1998, p. 56
    • Variety, June 8, 1998, p. 75

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